Category Archives: Shirts

Give Vintage Pendleton This Christmas!

AMERICANA’s got the best prices in town on Pendleton shirts, jackets, skirts and robes. Come check out our great selection for the holidays!

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Pendleton Wool Is Woven Into America’s History

Founded in 1863, Pendleton has been family-run business for six generations.  Since the company’s beginnings, it has produced almost all of its Indian blankets and clothing in the Pacific Northwest.

Although Pendleton first made blankets for trade with Native Americans, they have been producing wool shirts since 1924. For nearly a century, Pendleton has used the same size yarn to produce Umatilla wool that comes from the same sheep at Cunningham Ranch and other local farms in Oregon and Washington.

The Beach Boys (a.k.a. The Pendletones)

Pendleton gained widespread fame through surfers and California pop music.  When the Beach Boys first got together in 1961, the band was called the Pendletones.  Pendleton Woolen Mill sent the band a letter advising them they could not use the name. So the Beach Boys were born.  Later, in 1963, the band wore matching Pendleton shirts for the album cover for “Surfer Girl.”

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Vintage American Bowling

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Ypsi-Arbor Vintage Bowling Alley - Photo via WinterWonderland.com

___________________________________________________________________________AMERICANA has lanes & lanes of vintage bowling shirts that score a strike every time!

Visit us at our store on Gamla Brogatan in Stockholm or at our Online Vintage Store where we always offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders.

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Bowling Team Names on Vintage Bowling Shirts


Through the years, bowling teams have usually put a lot of energy into creating a unique name. Over the years, team names have been taken from bowling lingo, a double entendre or from innuendo.

However, some teams can simply have the sponsor on the back of their bowling shirts to signify themselves.

Team names can often be chosen to simply represent cultures and hometowns.

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AMERICANA has lanes & lanes of vintage bowling shirts in our store at Gamla Brogatan & at our Vintage Online Shop  which offers FREE SHIPPING on all orders in Europe.

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Ralph Lauren & Tommy Hilfiger at AMERICANA Classic Vintage

Tommy Hilfiger Polo Shirt

At AMERICANA Classic Vintage, we’re all about modern American classics!  That’s why we’ve got a ton of Ralph Lauren & Tommy Hilfiger 3-button piqué polo shirts for men & women in our store this summer.

Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger Polos

Whether you’re looking for a classic or slim fit, lightweight golf fabric or heavy weave, Chaps (RL exclusively for the American market), RL jeans or absolutely any type of piqué shirt by Tommy, you’re sure to find it at AMERICANA.

At 300 kronor a shirt, there’s no need to go to Stockholm’s fancy stores to do your shopping.

Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren at AMERICANA

Classic American fashion, whether ancient or modern, never goes out of style.

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Tie-Dye T-Shirt

The tie-dye t-shirt is made by resist dyeing the fabric resulting in a pattern.  Tie-dye t-shirts were made popular by hippies in the 1960s and early 1970s and by musicians of the time who wore them such as Joe Cocker and Janis Joplin.

Janis Joplin Wearing Tie-Dye at Woodstock

Tie-dyeing is achieved by folding and tying a t-shirt to achieve patterns when it is dipped into the dye.  The ties prevent parts of the shirt from being dyed, forming white and dye-colored patterns on the t-shirt to achieve the decorative effect.

Nigerian Tie and Dye via Ogun State Government

Although popularized in the United States in the 1960s, tie-dyeing origins can be dated to pre-Columbian designs from 500-800 A.D.  Early forms of tie-dyeing can also be traced to Nigeria, Japan and India.

____________________________________________________________________________AMERICANA Classic Vintage is Your Best Resource for Classic American Clothing.  We’re at Gamla Brogatan 23 in Stockholm & Our Online Shop Offers FREE SHIPPING on All Orders in Europe!

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The Bowling Shirt

Bowling Shirts from AMERICANA Classic Vintage

From AMERICANA’s book A-Z of Classic American Clothing

Bowling shirts are short-sleeve shirts that are loosely fitted with a straight hem so that they can be worn un-tucked.  The collar of a bowling shirt often has a loop fastener that secures the top button, although this button is never fastened.  The shirt was designed with these specifications so that it would not interfere with the bowler’s movements.

Bowling Shirts are usually solid in color and can be decorated with a contrasting color, which made bowling teams easily identifiable in the lanes during competitions.  They can also have an embroidered bowling club insignia on the back and name of the wearer on the upper front.

Men's Bowling Shirt from AMERICANA

Bowling shirts have been popular since the 1950s in the United States, when youth began wearing them as a cool look outside the confines of bowling alleys.  In the last several years, bowling shirts have become a status symbol amongst urban street gangs in the US, although seeing a person wearing a retro bowling shirt usually makes others smile.

Classic brands of bowling shirts to look out for include Hilton, King Louie, Pin Splitter, Service Bowling Shirt, Imperial and Da Vinci.


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